A collection of twelve stamps will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the formation in 1962 of the mythical British rock group Rolling Stones, reported the former state postal company Royal Mail, which will put it on sale from January 20.
Eight of the stamps will feature images of some of the band’s most prominent performances, such as the free concert on July 5, 1969 in London’s Hyde Park, following the founding member’s death on July 3 of that year. Brian jones, the company said.
At that festival, dubbed “The Stones In The Park”, the new guitarist, Mick Taylor, debuted, later to be replaced by Ronnie Wood.
Other performances included in the stamps are those of Rotterdam (Netherlands) in August 1995 or his gig at the Knebworth festival (England) in the same month of 1976.
The other four stamps will be in a different format and will include two thumbnail images of the entire band and two of their legendary tour posters.
The still active members of Rolling Stones -“Sir” Mick jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith richards– collaborated with the postal and courier company in the design of the tribute, which also includes drummer Charlie Watts, who died last August.
Royal Mail has indicated that it is the fourth band to which a stamp issue is dedicated, after the Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016 and Queen in 2020.